ตัว

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old Khmer tw ‎(body; person; self); Modern Khmer តួ ‎(tuŏ).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic/Phonemic ตัว
t ạ w
Paiboon dtuua
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /tu(ː)a̯˧/

Classifier[edit]

ตัว ‎(dtuua)

  1. used to classify animals and certain objects.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The classifier may be applied to humans colloquially, humorously, sarcastically, or derogatorily. But this is generally deemed offensive.

Noun[edit]

ตัว ‎(dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. form.
  3. body.

Pronoun[edit]

ตัว ‎(dtuua)

  1. self.
  2. (informal) a second person pronoun, used to address a person of equal or lower status.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In childish usage, the second person pronoun is used with the first person pronoun เขา ‎(kǎo).